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noun 
  1. The junior partner in a paederastic relationship.
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Etymology: First attested in English in 1593<ref name="EOD-etymdate">The Online Etymology Dictionary, Â 2001 Douglas Harper</ref>: from (term, Catamitus, CatamÄtus, lang=la), from (Ett.) (term, Catmite), from Ancient Greek (term, sc=polytonic, , tr=GanumádÄs, , Ganymede, lang=grc); in w:Greek mythology, Greek mythology, an attractive Trojan boy abducted to w:Mount Olympus, Mount ílympos by the god Zeus to become his cupbearer and, later, his lover.


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